My Beautiful Parking
In two locations around the city, My Beautiful Parking offers everything you need for cruising the Barcelona streets. With up to 120 kilometres of smooth tarmac bicycle paths, Barcelona is keen to promote cycling as an easy and accessible means of transport for both locals and tourists. Open since 2005, My Beautiful Parking offers everything to make cycling as care-free as possible. This bike hire-come-workshop-come-storage space has a team of bike enthusiasts on hand to assist you in all your cycling needs – whether this be to rent a bike for a few hours, fix a puncture, or, if you so desire, to buy a bright lime green frame, it has it all. However, one of the most exciting features of this shop is the parking space. As with any city, Barcelona sees a great number of bikes vandalised and stolen every year, so, as a way of avoiding this, these lovely people have set up two spaces where you can store your bikes all year round without the worry of returning to a one-wheeled frame! Or, if you don't want to partake in the scheme you can always buy yourself a new wheel, frame, seat, or anything else you desire to keep your bike moving.
Just a few euros to rent, or a very reasonable 12 for a basic service, My Beautiful Parking caters to the needs of residents and tourists in style and for very little expense. Even if you have no interest in cycling, it is almost worth a gander for their lively array of multi-coloured merchandise. Check out this video for a sneaky peak of what to expect:
Address: Calle Boria nº17, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Tel: +34 931 867 365
Opening hours: 11:00am to 2:30pm and 4:30pm to 9:00pm